Research projects

The New School for Social Research

(MA Anthropology)

At the New School for Social Research, among other things, I wrote about the theater industry, psychopower and anxiety, the politics of quantitative analysis, and the drug Ativan.

I built a prototype for a new theater university and I studied the current state of adjunct professors.

I joined Dennis Dalelio on The Stolen Hours podcast to talking about being an artist and an anthropologist: Listen here!


(Head of Business Intelligence)

AKA NYC is a full-service live entertainment advertising agency with both B2C and B2B clients ranging from museums to Broadway theater to attractions. I’ve been at AKA since 2016.

I translate data into insights and turn insights into actions to achieve sales and visitor goals, and I lead a team of brilliant analysts.

I price tickets for theater, museums, and other institutions, and automate dynamic pricing. At AKA, I have managed $500M+ in gross receipts, helping to bring in 4M+ people to Broadway shows; and since 2016, I have collaborated with other team members to manage an additional $1.1B+ in gross receipts, bringing in 15M+ people to over 60 Broadway shows.

I run an in-house market research panel called Show and Tell, designing and distributing dozens of online surveys to understand brand sentiment, audience behavior, creative and messaging testing, and media interest. In addition, I conduct other forms of qualitative research including interviews, participant observation, and other fieldwork.

I provide full-funnel campaign strategy using in-depth sales, digital analytics, and cross-media metrics to locate and target media. I develop and track business goals / KPIs, and I identify challenges, investigate issues, and find opportunities to grow businesses.

I’ve had the pleasure to work with over 100 clients including:
The Met Museum, Parade, Prima Facie, 92NY, Funny Girl, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Frick Collection/Frick Madison, Good Night, Oscar, New York Botanical Garden, the YMCA, Sea Wall / A Life, The Sound Inside, The Band’s Visit, Once On This Island, Be More Chill, Come From Away, and Lifespan of a Fact.

I joined the Page To Stage podcast to speak about my work at AKA: Listen here!

A+E Networks

(Research Analyst)

I was an analyst at A+E Networks, where I analyzed live TV, time-shifted VOD, SVOD, and digital video viewership, working to better understand national television demographics and behavior, as well as trends across the proprietary networks (A+E, Lifetime, History Channel, FYI, LMN and Viceland).

Columbia University Medical Center

(Research Assistant)

I was a research assistant for an ethnographic research project at the Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Health within Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI), and the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene (RFMH). Working with a professor and a post-doctoral fellow, I conducted ethnographic interviews with gay and bisexual African immigrants who came to the US seeking asylum.

Edward S. Curtis: The Kwakwak’wakw


In April 2015, I curated an exhibit at the Martin Art Gallery called “Edward S. Curtis: The Kwakwak’wakw”, focusing on Curtis’ series of photogravures from the early 20th century of the Northwest Pacific Coast Kwakwak’wakw. In conjunction with the exhibit was a publication examining the problematic American encounters with the indigenous cultures.

Paramus: Images of America


In February 2015, I co-wrote and published with Thalia Goulis wrote a book about our hometown Paramus through Arcadia Publishing as part of their series Images of America. Our book can be found in bookstores around Northern New Jersey and online.